Natural England - Consultation on General and Class Licences under wildlife legislation in England

Consultation on General and Class Licences under wildlife legislation in England

Seeking views on a range of proposals and topics relating to Natural England’s General and Class Licences.

Purpose of the consultation

Natural England is seeking views on a number of proposals and topics relating to the General and Class Licences issued under wildlife legislation. These licences are periodically reviewed, and Natural England consults with stakeholders and the general public on proposed changes and seeks views on broader topics.

The themes of this consultation include:

  • the management of conflict species;
  • the trapping and welfare of animals;
  • sale, exhibition and possession of protected species;
  • improving compliance with the licences; 
  • changes related to obligations under the EU Birds Directive.

This consultation will be of interest to anyone who uses a General or Class Licence, and organisations representing the interests of licence users and/or protected species.

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How to respond

The consultation starts on Monday 24 February 2014 and closes at 5:00pm Monday 19 May 2014.

We would prefer responses to be submitted electronically. Please e-mail response forms to: wildlife.consultation@naturalengland.org.uk

If you wish to respond in writing please submit your response form to:
Natural England General Licence Consultation,
c/o Wildlife Licensing,
Natural England,
Temple Quay House,
2 The Square,
Bristol BS1 6EB.

(Please note that there is no need to post hard copies of e-mailed responses. Responses received by post will not be acknowledged unless specifically requested.)
Media enquiries to: press.office@naturalengland.org.uk